The North Borneo University College (NBUC) is the first private university established in the State of Sabah. Established under Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996, recognized by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and a full member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU, UK). NBUC is a nationally accredited university with a distinguished historical name of North Borneo in acknowledgment of the history and diversity in ethnicity, culture, and language of the State of Sabah. The State of North Borneo was made a British protectorate in 1888.

The University was established in 2006 and rebranded to North Borneo University College in March 2015, as the first private university college in Sabah that offers a postgraduate program up to the doctoral level.

North Borneo University College situated in Kota Kinabalu offers lots of opportunities to explore the beauty and uniqueness of Sabah to international students. The campus is equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as Drone Technology, Ground Penetrating Radar, Forensic Lab, Armedeus Lab, and an e-library to stay ahead with Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Society 5.0.

NBUC is an evolutionary academy that welcomes worldwide learners. We practice the finest institutional principles and orientate them with contemporary society in an ultramodern world of pursuit and trade. We utilize eclectic approaches of traditional and present pedagogies to advocate talent toward favorable outcomes. Being mostly student-centered, North Borneo University College will empower you through intelligence amplification via holistic tutelage. Sound proficiency is just the inception of your career. With us, you are a member of a network that perpetually aspires to attain more significant goals.

We are an institution for the future of work and we want only the best of you. We celebrate outstanding individuals as one of our most noteworthy resources. To us, you are not a number, but a name that will be ubiquitous in the workforce. It is our mission to pave industrial pathways between commerce, research organization, and an all-rounder prospect like you. Our growing number of graduates and their successful employment record prove our genuineness in the education sector.

North Borneo University College is a pathway to a brighter future; it starts here!

Vision, Mission & Value


A Transformative University Leading Future & Global Education


Reimagining Education Beyond Academic and Skills

Shared Values

M = Meritocracy  I  = Integrity  
C = Competent   E = Emphaty


A leading global university committed disseminating education by optimization locations and available resources


Strategic planning is important for North Borneo University College. To craft our future journey, we develop aims and goals towards achieving our ultimate mission to produce holistic future graduates who are capable to serve the community and to contribute towards a more civilized nation.




Wisma Angkatan Hebat,
1 Borneo, Jalan Sulaman,
88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah